The Player

  Louisiana(1989-1992) 
  • Two-time All-American
  • Two-time SEC Player of the Year
  • 1991 NCAA Player of the Year
  • Led nation in rebounding in 1991 averaging 14.7 per game
  • Set an NCAA record with 17 blocked shots in one game vs Miss. St.
  • Member of the LSU Hall of Fame
  • Member of the LSU All-Century Team
  • Jersey #33 retired by LSU
  • Completed Bachelor of Arts in General Studies in 2000
  Orlando(1992-1996) 
  • Selected #1 overall in 1992 NBA Draft
  • 1993 Rookie of the Year
  • First rookie voted an All-Star started since Michael Jordan
  • Won NBA scoring title in 1994-95 with 29.3 PPG
  • NBA-Best .599 field goal percentage in 1993-94
  • Led the NBA in field goals in 1993-94(953) and 1994-95(930)
  • Took Orlando to their first ever NBA Finals in 1994-95
  • 3-time Player of the Month
  • 4-time All-Star
  Los Angeles(1996-2004)
  • Signed a 7-year, $121 million with LA in July 1996
  • Won Olympic gold with 1996 US “Dream Team III” in Atlanta
  • 3-time NBA Champion (2000, 2001, 2002)
  • 3-time Finals MVP
  • Earns highest scoring average for a center in NBA history
  • 1999-2000 Regular Season MVP
  • 6-time All-NBA 1st Team
  • 2004 All-Star Game MVP
  • Back-to-back scoring titles (1999, 2000)
  Miami(2004-2008)
  • Traded to Miami in July 2004
  • Averaged a double-double (22.9 PPG, 10.4 rebounds) in 2004-05
  • Signed 5-year, $100 million extension in 2005
  • Won 4th NBA Championship (2006)
  • 3-time All-Star
  • 2-time All-NBA 1st Team
  • Twice led the league in field goal percentage (2005, 2006)
  • Reached 25,000 career points during the 2006-07 season
  Phoenix(2008-2009)
  • Traded to Suns for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks in Feb. 2008
  • Averaged 12.9 points and 10.6 rebounds in 28 regular season games
  • Made 15th All-Star Team (2009)
  • 2009 All-Star Game Co-MVP
  • Led the league with a .609 FG% in 2008-2009
  • Dubbed himself “The Big Shaqtus”
  • Scored 45 points against Toronto a week before his 37th birthday
  Cleveland(2009-2010)
  • Traded to Cleveland for two players, $500K and 2nd round pick
  • Told press he wanted to “Win a Ring for the King” (LeBron James)
  • Became the oldest active player in the NBA
  • Helps Cavs earn #1 seed in playoffs
  • Averaged 12 points and 6.7 rebounds per game
  • Missed 7 weeks with right thumb injury
  • Averaged 11.5 PPG in the playoffs
  Boston(2010 - 2011)
  • Signed as a free agent in August 2010
  • Celtics were 19-3 in games he played 20+ minutes
  • Missed 27 games with Achilles injury
  • Strained right calf five minutes into his first game back
  • Missed 1st round of playoffs and played only two games of 2nd round
  • Announced retirement via Twitter and Tout on June 1, 2011